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  • IT Exploration Rocks…More than Ever!
    Learn more about the FREE IT curriculum, teacher training, and support offered by IT Explorations.
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  • Highlight on MTEEA - Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association
    The Minnesota State ITCOE is going to be attending the annual MTEEA Fall Conference on September 26th and 27th.  If you are going to be there make sure and stop by to learn more about our IT Exploration Curriculum and how it can help you expose  your middle and highschool students to technology and computing based skills and careers.
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  • 2020 Aspirations in Computing Application Season Coming Soon
    Young women from Minnesota’s high schools with computing related interests are highly encouraged to apply for the 2020 Aspirations in Computing Awards program.
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  • Aspirations in Computing Explores Land O' Lakes' AgTech
    This summer, three 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award Program Honorees participated in an extended internship opportunity at the at the Arden hills Land O’Lakes headquarters. The three young women were invited to share their experience with the Fortune leaders at the company and here’s what they had to say.
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  • Where Are They Now — Amiyah Hunter
    At the 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Awards ceremony held on April 17, we recognized 37 young women for their technology-related interests and achievements. Among these honorees was Amiyah Hunter, a State Winner and the sole National Winner from Minnesota!  Amiyah is a Roseville High School senior, Land O’Lakes intern, and upcoming University of Northwestern Saint Paul student whose experiences with technology have been greatly influenced by the Aspirations in Comput...
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  • Where Are They Now: Fiona Chow
    The 2019 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) Awards ceremony is April 17th, and there is no better time to share another exclusive look into the lives of past MNAiC honorees! This time we are catching up with Fiona Chow, a 2018 State Honorable Mention and 2017 Certificate of Distinction recipient.
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  • ITX
    Minnesota State - IT Center of Excellence is excited to announce that our work and collaboration with high schools and colleges in Minnesota to perfect an Information Technology (IT) Exploration curriculum has produced a high quality resource which is now available for use in your school.    Register now for an upcoming 30 minute introduction webinar. IT Exploration Introduction Webinar April 23, 2019 3:40pm – 4:10pm May 8, 2019 3:40pm -4:10pm B...
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  • Strength in Numbers — Maximizing Influence to Drive Career Success
    As a continuation of our series, we feature Rachel Whitcomb, Vice President of Supply Chain Technology at Target Corporation. Rachel shares transformative insights into the role mentors can play in shaping mentees’ careers…
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  • 7 Tips for Job Interview Success
    Experts say a good job interview starts well before the job seeker and interviewer meet. Preparation can be as important as the interview itself. Researching, practicing, and dressing appropriately are the first steps to making the most of a job interview. During Veritas Technologies Professional Workshop, honorees received these following tips:
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  • Where Are They Now: Caroline Zeng
    The Where are They Now? series provides an exclusive look into their lives, exposing their personal and professional interests, their favorite learning and enrichment experiences, and their education and career plans. This article features Caroline Zeng, a 2018 Minnesota State Winner and National Honorable Mention.
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  • Going the Distance with IT Exploration Learning in Greater Minnesota
    A pilot project funded and supported by Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence and Lyft Career Pathways helped the IT Exploration partners to design and develop the distance offering that involves the study of computer hardware maintenance and repair, software development (including gaming), network administration, telecommunications, data analytics, and cyber security.
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  • Generating SPARCS with a Lasting Impact
    SPARCS seeks business Partners who are willing to expose program participants to existing and emerging technologies, as well as diverse information technology roles and skills.
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  • Where Are They Now: Zoe Berg
    Meet Zoe Berg, an aspiring mechanical engineer, Lakeville South High School senior and rockstar member of the Aspirations in Computing community with four awards to her name – 2018 National Honorable Mention, 2018 State Winner, 2017 State Honorable Mention, and 2016 Certificate of Distinction honoree. She first applied for the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) award in ninth grade due to the encouragement and support from her mom. Good thing she applied, because she has not only g...
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  • New and Improved 2018 ITX Curriculum
    IT Exploration (ITX) offers market relevant educational materials to prepare secondary and postsecondary students for success in a fast-changing technological world. The program can be enlivened through the engagement of area employers and IT professionals. ITX prepares students for higher education and career success in high-demand technology jobs.
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  • Bridging Tech Talent from High School… to College… to Career
    Through job shadow partnering efforts, the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards (MNAiC) Program exposed, young women in high school who are passionate about technology to I.T. career paths across a diverse spectrum of industries.
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  • Best Buy & Target Sponsor BDPA & SPARCS I.T. Exploration Experience
    BDPA Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota (Rochester area) collaborated to recruit underrepresented secondary students from their ranks and area communities to meet the challenges and excitement that technology learning has to offer.
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  • Where Are They Now: Kirsi Kuutti
    In our final feature of the 2018 “Where Are They Now” series, we meet with Duluth-native Kirsi Kuutti, a 2013 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards winner and the 2018 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards Ceremony keynote speaker! Kirsi will graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth in December 2019 with a double major in electrical engineering and computer science.
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  • 2018 Aspirations in Computing Award Highlights
    At this year’s ceremony, 35 young women from across Minnesota high schools were recognized for their GRIT and achievements in technology. Along with being recognized, honorees were awarded prizes ranging from tech devices, scholarships, job shadowing and internship opportunities.
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  • Empowering Young Women in Tech through Engagement
    The Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence and their many partners, including MHTA – WLiT, have teamed up to address gender equality in tech through specially curated programs focused on engaging and supporting young women’s interests in tech.
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  • Generating SPARCS
    SPARCS is about Sustaining Passion, Ambition and Resolve for Career Success.  The year-round program for young women aims to build excitement and inspire students to embrace technology education at the high school level, through relevant and engaging information technology (I.T.) learning experiences.  Ultimately, SPARCS experiences are designed to inspire and empower Minnesota’s young women to become technology literate, confident and competent.    
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  • IT Exploration... is for Everyone!
    Information Technology (I.T.) has become the BIG engine that could.  It powers education, business and community success.  I.T. is all around us.  From smartphones to social media sites, I.T. is the hardware,  software, and people with passion for technology that excites and engages all of us in the digital world.  Where there’s interactivity, you’ll find information technology.
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  • Keeping Pace with the Dynamic Nature of IT Innovation
    Whether you ‘get IT’ or don’t, the Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence can help dispel the myths and misconceptions of what  information technology (I.T.) is , where I.T. happens, why I.T.  happens… and by what kinds of people. The truth of the matter is this – I.T. is Everywhere… and it can be for Everyone!
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